I have been through Heaven and Hell And lived with many tales to tell Few could imagine, the wonders I have seen Or the joyful places I have been Nor have they felt the sorrow and the pain Of the wind and the storms and the winter rain Or the beauty of morning sunlight, glinting […]Read more "A Minstrel on the Wing."
The Song of the Wind Chime. A blanket of snow lay on the ground A hushed silence for miles around As if the world has forgotten to speak Except for a chime so faint and so weak A soft breath of wind catches an old wind chime Caressing it gently, a memory of another time […]Read more "The Song of the Wind Chime."
The Old Haunted House. No one would visit them, in the old haunted house Not even a stray cat or a little brown mouse The ghosts were feeling lonely having frightened everyone away People would rarely visit now, even by day There was even a sign on the gate warning people to be aware Enter […]Read more "The Old Haunted House."
The Covid Blues We’re all suffering from the Covid blues Listening to all the bad news People sick and can’t get a hospital bed So many infected, so many dead Confined to our homes, restrictions and rules Children study at home not in their schools Unable to get out in the cold and the rain […]Read more "The Covid Blues."
The Great Paradox. The stars swirl like drunken dancers As we look to the skies for the answers And follow the cycle of the moon and stars Of the planets, Jupiter, Mercury and Mars While the gods mock us for our pride and stupidity Scorn our weakness and mortality Not realising, that it is they, […]Read more "The Great Paradox."
In the Deep Dark of the Bitter Night. In the deep dark of the bitter night Far from the sanctuary of the new dawn’s light Another sleepless night of worries and dread From the thoughts running riot Inside your head You toss and turn but can find no ease The promise of sleep just torments […]Read more "In the Deep Dark of the Bitter Night."
Have you Ever.. Have you ever danced in the summer rain To wash away the sorrow and pain Of your wounded and broken heart Another shattered dream another false start Though your eyes shine brightly You shield the tears so bravely As you hide behind the smile And wear the jester’s mask for awhile You […]Read more "Have you Ever.."
A PALE WINTER’S SUN A pale winter’s sun casts long shadows Over stone walled fields of cairns and barrows The air from my breath turns to mist so fine I shiver, as if a freezing finger runs up my spine Like an ice cold finger of an ancestor long dead I feel their presence inside […]Read more "A Pale Winter’s Sun."
Boris and the Brexit Blues. Have you heard the latest news About Boris and the Brexit blues A “No deal “ Brexit is on the way We should have known it from the very first day The Brits had always intended to walk No sincerity. No substance. All talk No qualms about breaking international laws […]Read more "Boris and the Brexit Blues."
Away to the Wild Places Our times has come, there is no turning All around us, the world is burning The gates of the asylum have been thrown wide open The walls between sanity and the insane have been broken Crumbling and tumbling to the ground Common sense can no longer be found Our responsibilities […]Read more "Away to the Wild Places."